Does it seem like Toyota is 'pro-active'?
Not all Toyotas have problem....if you're one of the 'unlucky' who gets stuck with a problematic Toyota, Toyota is unresponsive. Where in the complaints posted on the NHTSA web site is there ANY indication of Toyota stepping forward to correct a problem?
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Report Receipt Date: SEP 26, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V429000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 614,722
Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s)
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2005 Sienna vehicles manufactured January 10, 2003, through August 10, 2005; and model year 2007-2009 Sienna vehicles manufactured February 20, 2007, through December 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, due to a problem within the shift lock solenoid, there is a possibility that the shift lever could be moved out of Park position without depressing the brake pedal.
If the shift lever is moved out of the Park position without the brake applied, the transmission will either engage a drive gear or Neutral, increasing the risk of a backover or roll away crash.
Toyota will mail interim notifications to owners beginning in late October 2013. When parts are available, owners will be sent a second notice and dealers will replace the shift lock solenoid, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.